Entries by CoinMarketCap

SegWit, Explained | Cointelegraph

5. SegWit is associated with Bitcoin and its core principles, so its strengths and weaknesses will vary depending on who is observing it. SegWit’s ability to give blocks more weight, or transaction density, relies on the idea that some blockchain data will be kept off the original chain, which is instead used as a sort […]

Crypto News From the Spanish-Speaking World: Sept. 22-28 in Review

Spanish-speaking countries made headlines this week, with cryptocurrency and blockchain-related developments on both the governmental and enterprise level. The Congress of the Republic of Peru spoke about the potential of blockchain tech, blockchain firm Aeternity revealed the development of a network that enables the management of the supply chain of medical cannabis, Venezuela’s central bank […]

ConsenSys and WWF Roll Out Platform for Transparency in Philanthropy

ConsenSys, a blockchain startup founded by Ethereum’s (ETH) co-founder Joseph Lubin, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have jointly launched the Impactio platform to bring transparency into philanthropy. Per an announcement made on Sept. 24, a new partnership between ConsenSys and the WWF resulted in an Ethereum blockchain-based platform dubbed Impactio designed to supervise and […]

Everything You Need to Know

Bitcoin (BTC) has a unique advantage: self custody, which the traditional financial system cannot compete with. It is important that the Bitcoin ecosystem maximizes this competitive advantage in order to compete with the legacy system. Custodial solutions are important for financial markets, whether traditional or innovative, and have been historically limited for Bitcoin. But why […]

The Story Behind the Explosive Growth of Crypto Funds

The explosive growth of crypto funds is a compelling story, especially when you consider that the concept has only been around for six years. Today, crypto funds have become the engine powering the thriving crypto industry. Compared to the 224 funds launched in 2017, 2018 showed unprecedented growth as 239 new crypto funds entered the […]

Blockchain Adoption as a Cure for Cross-Border Trading

In August of 2019, both the United States and Thailand announced their plans to test blockchain applications for tracking and managing shipments. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is planning to test a blockchain application against their current system to determine how distributed ledger technology (DLT) can improve its existing processes. Thailand, on the […]

Crypto Markets Turn Green Following Tough Week, BTC Price Above $8,000

Saturday, Sept. 28 — All of the top-20 cryptocurrencies by market cap have entered the green zone, recovering from recent losses, with Bitcoin (BTC) hovering above the $8,000 mark, according to Coin360. Cryptocurrency market daily overview. Source: Coin360 Over the past day, Bitcoin has been trading in a narrow corridor between $7,889 and $8,244, which mark […]

The Original Sins of Cryptocurrencies

The crypto industry is on its way from the epic early days, when it was a technological phenomenon exclusive to a limited group of techs, scientists and enthusiasts, to its final destination: a financial commodity intended for use by everyone. Of course, the journey has just begun, and it is riddled with potholes, traps and […]

Brooklyn Nets’ Spencer Dinwiddie Cannot Tokenize His $34M Contract

The National Basketball Association (NBA) notified Brooklyn Nets’ player Spencer Dinwiddie that he cannot tokenize his $34.4 million contract. As The New York Times reported on Sept. 27, the NBA pointed out that Dinwiddie’s initiative goes against the collective bargaining agreement in a statement sent to the outlet. The statement reads: “According to recent reports, […]